View Full Version : What kind of rifle do I have?

Daren Thompson
January 3, 1999, 06:50 PM
I have a .22 semi-automatic, mag fed rifle that was my grandpa's. My dad thinks the rifle was bought out of a Sears and Robuck catalog. The onlything the gun say's is Ranger. Anyone know who made this rifle, info about it , or were I could find such info

January 4, 1999, 10:30 AM
Your dad is correct. Ranger is one of Sears tradenames for firearms. Most of the larger mfgrs. made weapons for Sears at one time or another.
All I can come up with at this time that I'm not sure of is:
Model No. Orig Mfgr Orig Model
101.2 Savage 238
101.8 Stevens 83
104.7 H&R 120
105.20 H&R 120
30 Stevens 520A
34A Marlin 80,C,780
34A Marlin 50-50E
35A Stevens 66A
36 Marlin 80 Adj. trigger

Daren Thompson
January 4, 1999, 07:43 PM
Thanks for the info my gun has a 101-14 on it. I have looked in Gun Parts cataolg, but no manufacturer is listed with this same #, sorry I forgot to include it the first time.

January 5, 1999, 12:04 PM
Are there any proof marks on the barrel or receiver?

Daren Thompson
January 9, 1999, 12:13 AM
What exactly is a proof mark? A patent?


January 11, 1999, 10:29 AM
To put it overly simple proofmarks are evidence that the barrel or action has been proofed or been subjected to an overly powerful test firing to determine the strength of the part being tested (smokeless powder or blackpowder). This is usually done per the originating country's laws. BTW the USA does not presently nor has it ever had proof laws. The proofmarks that are on USA built firearms are put on voluntarily by the mfgrs and are not recognized by most European countries.

A proofmark is a small pictograph that is usually placed in an inconspicuous place on the firearm (often under the barrel or under the stock). There should be a proof mark for the barrel and one for the receiver, depending upon country of origin. The mark(s) can be numbers, symbols, or pictures or any combination of the aforementioned.

In addition to proofmarks there are also inspection marks and origin marks (city and/or country).

In the case of your 22 pull off the forearm and any markings will probably be on the barrel underneath the forearm. Be aware that there may not be any there at all as these were usually contract-built weapons (read inexpensive) and anything to reduce cost was usually employed, including stampings.

[This message has been edited by fal308 (edited 01-12-99).]

Daren Thompson
January 12, 1999, 08:35 PM
No proof marks. I tried to get a hold of the fellow that was talked about in the general discussion forum, but I got a no URL.

4V50 Gary
January 12, 1999, 08:42 PM

Go to the General Discussion Forum and you'll find a thread for Old Winchester Pump .22 Rifles. The second posting is from Mr. Harley Nolden who is the Answer Man you're looking for. You can email him from there. A Gent from the old school, he's a wealth of knowledge, friendly, and happy to help.

4v50 Gary

Harley Nolden
January 13, 1999, 07:49 PM
In checking the cross over list I don't find the Ranger 101-14 nor in the Sears Crossover to Major mfg. It shows 101-12, 10113 but no 101-14

Harley Nolden
January 13, 1999, 08:01 PM
I think I have found your ans. You had mentioned is was a .22 Mag clip fed rifle?

[email protected] or
http://members.tripod.com/~stock4broker/Firearms. html

January 14, 1999, 11:29 AM
Have you tried looking through Gun Parts book to find a 22 that looks the same? Try concentrating on Steven/Savage and Mossberg. These two companies made trade guns for many outlets. Another book to try that I can think of is the Gun Digest Disassembly Book for Rimfires. That is about the only one in the series that I don't have. A defecit that I hope to soon correct.

November 29, 2005, 05:49 PM
HA ha I go thte same rifle and i don't have a clue who makes it. found this form by chance i guess any one with an answer e-mail me [email protected] thanks hope to get to know some of you>

December 1, 2005, 07:26 AM
My money is on Mossberg.

June 19, 2006, 07:40 PM
Hi there. What you have is a marlin. Marlin model 80 Adj. Trigger

Hope that helps

I have a rifle just like yours...I can't seem to find a serial number though... If anyone could help me figure out how old it is I'd appreciate it.

Oh and BTW a model 36 ranger is worth between 375 and 500 USD. 90% perfect condition.